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Tamarind Guesthouse

Looks great on the surface

Photo of Tamarind Guesthouse, 29/1 Maenam Kwai Rd, Kanchanaburi. , Kanchanaburi

What we say: 3 stars

At first glance, the Tamarind appears to be one of Kanchanaburi's best budget guesthouses. Staff are friendly, rooms are clean and have a pleasant scent, WiFi is free and the rooms on land come with TVs. After spending more time here, you realise that beds are painfully hard, WiFi doesn't really work, TVs are old and cheap and some are hardly manageable due to static, walls are paper thin and somewhere close by an extremely loud and annoying live band often plays until 02:00 in the morning. If you stay here, the rafthouses are probably your best bet as they're spacious and have a shared deck draped in orchids. On the bright side, Tamarind is centrally located just off the traveller strip and has great river views from a spacious shared seating area with a couple of communal computers. Compared to Kanchanaburi's generally poor budget options, this is still not a horrible choice, particularly for those who stay up late.

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Contact details:

29/1 Maenam Kwai Rd, Kanchanaburi.  T: (034) 518 790, (089) 837 7236 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Bungalow fan private b'room 350 baht 350 baht Raft house
Deluxe- Double 700 baht 700 baht
Sgl fan share b'room 150 baht 150 baht
Dbl fan private b'room 350 baht 350 baht On land
Dbl air-con private b'room 550 baht 550 baht In main building
Bungalow air-con private b'room 500 baht 500 baht Raft house

Added to Travelfish on: 3rd June, 2008
Last visited or updated on: 13th May, 2013

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Usually found exploring Bangkok's side streets or south Thailand's islands, David Luekens is an American freelance writer & photographer who finds everyday life in Asia to be extraordinary. You can follow his travails here.
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